Monday, May 20, 2013
The race's founder Ralph Frese died in December.
The weekend weather was perfect for the 56th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon held on Sunday. The 18.5 mile race was founded by Ralph Frese in 1958 and is the second oldest continual canoe race in the United States. Frese passed away in December, and this year’s event was held in his memory. Frese’s widow, Rita, and other family members attended the race this year, and said they felt his sprit among them, the Daily Herald reports. This year’s winner was Joe Johnson of Menominee, Mich with a time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, according to the paper. For more information on the canoe race, visit canoemarathon.com
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
David Wooten set up a fictitious business in Park Ridge where he would befriend customers looking to sell art, sports memorabilia or even vehicles. His scheme reached several states, Park Ridge police said, and they're seeking more victims.
Meet David Ray Wooten. Yet his victims may know him by several other names. According to police, Wooten established a fictitious company in Park Ridge in an effort to gain the trust of his victims. He then conducted business transactions with his victims, taking possession of their vehicles, sports memorabilia, cash, artwork among other things without providing the agreed upon compensation. In addition, Wooten would befriend people, often assuming the name of his previous victim, establish credibility and then commit acts of fraud, authorities said. His scheme reached states beyond Illinois, including Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. Police believe his ruse affected some 100 victims throughout the Midwest. Given that and the fact that a …
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Michael Divincenzo faces eight misdemeanor charges related to reports of physical assaults at Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 2012, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the charges. Freshmen team players were held down by varsity players against …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A former Maine West High School soccer coach, Michael Divincenzo, faces multiple misdemeanor charges related to reports of hazing at the Des Plaines high school, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Michael Divincenzo, the former varsity boys soccer coach named in a bullying and hazing lawsuit filed by current and former students and their families, was charged on May 15 with multiple misdemeanor charges related to the reports of hazing incidents, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The criminal charges are separate from the civil lawsuit, which was filed by four current and former students. Antonio Romanucci, an attorney representing the students and their families, released the following statement in response to the criminal charges filed against Divincenzo: "The fact that Coach Divincenzo has been criminally charged brings no joy to the families whose children were brutally sexually abused while educators stood idly by allowing it to…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Gather up the family and swing into Mountain View Adventure Center, where you can treat Mom to 18-holes of adventure mini-golf.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Art teacher Gregory Regalado was given the award yesterday in his classroom.
A Maine West High School teacher has received a high honor for his outstanding work in the classroom. Art teacher Gregory Regalado has been selected as Golden Apple award winner from a pool of 510 Chicago area nominees. Regalado learned of the news yesterday through a surprise visit to his classroom by Golden Apple representatives. Regalado said his passion for art and education has led him to become an art teacher and practicing artist. “My students see that there is a connection between art in the classroom and my personal life as an artist,” he said in a Golden Apple press release. In his classroom, students are able to experiment and investigate thoughtfully and safely without fear of criticism for venturing outside of the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
MapMyRun.com offers an extensive list of great running routes in Des Plaines. What's your favorite route to run? Tell us in the comments section.
Thursday, April 18
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle took place on April 7 in Chicago.
Congratulations to the 141 Des Plaines residents who participated in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k race in Chicago on April 7. The popular race started and ended in Chicago’s Grant Park and took participants through the city’s downtown. To see full race results, visit shamrockshuffle.com. Des Plaines participants: Derek Berube Jonathan Cain Darrick Robbins Kevin Roese Nick Rubel Kevin Gondek Phillip Parrish Chris Hornish Asad Tariq Anne Beranek Paul Ulreich Jason Arnold Homer Coffman Bardie Parrish Martha Ells Edward Danegger Zachary Danneger Debbie Skory Aaron Beley Hillary Pruc Alex Regaldo Sergio Navarrete Anne Campion Ji Hye Kim Fazal Kham Woon Kim Kurt Rusch Angelica Woznickczka John Anstadt Laura Garcia Thomas Ramsden …